Mark 6: 38, “How many loaves do you have?” he asked, “Go and see.
All Jesus asks us is, “What do you have on hand?”
We do not have to give lavish or expensive gifts. We just need to look around and see what we have plenty of.
A friend gave me a cookie mix in a jar. I wanted to send the jar back with one of my homemade mixes in it. I was thinking of what ingredients I needed to buy. After reading this I decided to fill it with hot chocolate mix that I already have on hand.
My credit card bill came yesterday with my Christmas shopping on it. We spent more than I thought we had planned. I am sure I am not the only one to find this.
I know I can cover this bill, but I wish I didn’t have to dip into savings. So, I am already thinking of gifts for next year. One year I had a garden and made homemade pickles. I gave a jar to each teacher.
I had a great idea of a gift I wanted to make last year, but I procrastinated and didn’t get them made. I did get two gifts finished that I thought would be done last Christmas. I am improving.